27 Oct 2020

Culinary photography – the art of cooked food

Photographing food has been a popular phenomenon in the photography field and social networks for a long time. If in the past it was just a niche in photography, it is now a well-established professional area that requires specific skills.

To take the perfect shot of cooked food, besides being a difficult task, is above all a form of art. An art that requires attention to some essential details such as composition, light, shooting angle, which should be taken in consideration. That is why culinary photography has become a trending profession in the industry. In order to take photos of delicious meals that really stand out, you need to give a touch of love and passion to get the perfect shot!

To make a shot truly engaging, it must be made with a sense of the image that we seek. This fully applies when taking photos of culinary works as well. That’s why the shooting angle should be the one that makes the food tempting. It’s not just the photo itself, it’s building an image that would make you want to try out the food or prepare it yourself. This impact of photography would be the result of an impressive composition built through the artist’s taste.

To make a shot truly engaging, it must be made with a sense of the image that we seek. This fully applies when taking photos of culinary works as well. That’s why the shooting angle should be the one that makes the food tempting. It’s not just the photo itself, it’s building an image that would make you want to try out the food or prepare it yourself. This impact of photography would be the result of an impressive composition built through the artist’s taste.

Food photography as a form of art

The appreciation of delicious food first starts within the eye of the man before coming to the point of actual consumption. The role of the photo is to make you lick your lips even before you touch the meal.  The shooting angle should be the meal’s “most delicious side”. That is why food brings with it all the necessary elements that can make it a work of art. It has a unique texture, colour, saturation, line, and shape. The proper capturing of the food is a step towards the overall emotion that your culinary photography brings.

Understanding and having a sense of the food along with a pinch of passion are needed to get a truly impactful culinary photo. Putting all this together, you can turn your favorite hobby into the art that every culinary photographer needs to master. Even if you don’t do it professionally and simply enjoy the preparation of the food, why not save this moment within a nice shot? By taking photographs of your favourite meals, you make it possible to capture those special moments in which the food acquires the characteristics of an artwork. And why not even brag in Instagram with your new culinary work? 🙂

At DeGab you can read a lot of tips for taking quality culinary photos. The publications are aimed at those of you that culinary is a source of passion and inspiration. For the ones that the details in the preparation of the food truly matter. Freshly inspired photographers and ordinary people sharing the love for delicious food can get valuable advice on how to create a truly distinctive photography of their favourite food.

Taking a shot of a cooked meal is not just taking a picture, it is above all a form of art. A combination of cooking and photography, garnished with lots of love and refinement to detail, are prerequisites for creating influential culinary photography – the art of cooked food!

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